When ending your marriage, you have a lot on your plate -- especially if children are involved. You want to make sure you walk away from the relationship in a position to take care of yourself and your children. The state of Georgia requires that child support be paid to ensure that children's basic needs are met. Now, depending on what side of the fence you are on, you may end up paying or receiving child support, and the amount you get or have to pay could greatly affect your financial situation post-divorce.
Divorce is difficult and stressful without social media messing it up. Unfortunately, many people in Georgia and elsewhere find out the hard way that what they post online can hurt them and their families. For example, social media content can hurt or help one's child custody wishes.
For various reasons, many Georgia residents receive disability benefits. This is income offered through a federal benefit for individuals who are not able to work. It may not be a lot, but it is generally enough to cover one's expenses. One's benefit may fall short if a child support order is in the picture.
Many Georgia residents have heard of Stevie J. He is the star of the reality show Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. His work has made him a lot of money over the years. Unfortunately, he did not see the need to use any of it to care for his child or pay his taxes. He is now on the hook for unpaid child support and back taxes.
While it may only be the middle of summer, the school year is fast approaching. Even if you do not want to think about it, now is a good time to review your child custody agreement and make sure it will still work when the kids head back to school. Some parents in Georgia may find modifications are necessary.
A Georgia woman has found herself in a whole lot of legal trouble for her attempt to collect financial support from her child's father. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to enforce a child support order, there is a right way to go about doing it. The lesson here is simple, think about the long-term consequences before acting.
Figuring out who should maintain custody of children when going through the divorce process is rarely if ever easy to do. Parents often struggle to agree on what type of child custody arrangement will best serve their family in the long run. Sometimes, initial plans turn out to do more harm than good. When this happens, parents in Georgia and elsewhere may have the ability to seek order modifications to correct the issue.
Divorce -- it is hard on Georgia families and their finances. Just because that is so does not mean that certain financial goals are totally out of reach. For example, helping children pay for college may still be possible by extending child support obligations or requiring that a certain percentage of child support funds be placed in a 529 or other college savings account.
Splitting up is hard to do. It is even harder if a couple has children to consider. Coming to child custody terms can prove difficult. While many divorcing parents in Georgia and elsewhere are turning to joint custody arrangements for the good of the children, making them work is not always a piece of cake.
Seeking financial support for one's child should be easy, right? When having a child with another person, whether that individual was a spouse or just a significant other for a time, one expects that person to step up and at least provide something. Achieving a child support order and enforcing it can be challenging for some Georgia residents. It can be even harder if the other parent resides in a different country.